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11 Nov, 2008

Guitar Hero World Tour bargain round-up

360 News | You'll be rocking 'n' rolling for this one.
It’s time to take out those plastic instruments and rock the night away - or at least until your neighbours tell you to turn it down - Guitar Hero World Tour is officially released tomorrow. As usual, we’ve compiled a list of specials which will be on offer across Aussie retailers. Before we get started though, we’re going to explain the different packs that are available.

As most of you would know, there are three different versions of Guitar Hero World Tour. These are the standalone game, Guitar Bundle and Complete Bundle. The standalone game should only be purchased if you already own a compatible guitar peripheral or a set of the Rock Band instruments for your desirable console. It normally retails for $89.95 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, $79.95 for Wii and $69.95 for PlayStation 2. The Guitar Bundle includes a copy of the game and a wireless guitar peripheral. These usually cost $169.95 on the Xbox 360 and PS3, $159.95 on Wii and $149.95 on PS2. Last but not least is the Complete Bundle, which includes a copy of the game, a wireless guitar, wireless drums and a wireless microphone. The additional peripherals allow players to take advantage of extra gameplay features, and are also compatible with Rock Band. Being the most expensive, it retails for $329.95 on the Xbox 360 and PS3, $319.95 on Wii and $299.95 on PS2.

Now for the important stuff – who has the cheapest price? Remarkably, GAME are charging just $64 for the standalone game across all consoles. In case they run out of stock, your best alternative is Big W, who are charging $78 for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, $68.83 for Wii and $64.92 for PS2. Next up is the Guitar bundle. GAME continue to steal the show by charging just $129 for the 360, PS3 and Wii versions, with Kmart charging $124 for the PS2 bundle. If you need an alternative, then Kmart are charging $139 for the 360/PS3 pack, while Big W have a price tag of $138 for Wii and $128 for the PS2. And now for the arguably most popular pack, the Complete bundle. 360/PS3 fans should head into Kmart for a price tag of $269, while Dick Smith and Big W are second best at $278. Similarly, Wii owners will be charged $259 at Kmart, and $268 at Big W and JB Hi-Fi. Last up is the PS2 version, which is only $248 at both JB Hi-Fi and Big W.

For a complete list of bargains please look below. All these specials will be included in this week’s Australian Gaming Bargains feature, which will be published by PALGN on Wednesday afternoon. Until then, keep those plastic instruments smokin’.

*(1)Please note that the Big W, GAME, Kmart and Target prices don’t officially start until Thursday, November 13. Because of this you may have to wait until then to take advantage of their offers. (2) N/A means price was not available at time of round-up.


Legend:

(Store name):

Console:

Standalone price
Guitar Bundle price
Complete Bundle price



Big W

PS3/360:

$78
$148
$278

Wii:

$68.83
$138
$268

PS2:

$64.92
$128
$248


David Jones:

PS3/360

n/a
n/a
$279.95

Wii:

n/a
n/a
$279.95

PS2:

n/a
n/a
$279.95


Dick Smith:

PS3/360

n/a
n/a
$278

Wii:

n/a
n/a
$272

PS2:

n/a
n/a
$258


Domayne

PS3/360:

n/a
n/a
$298

Wii:

n/a
n/a
$287

PS2:

n/a
n/a
$276


EB Games:

PS3/360:

$89.95
$169.95
$329.95

Wii:

$79.95
$159.95
$319.95

PS2:

$69.95
$149.95
$299.95


GAME:

PS3/360:

$64
$129
$289

Wii:

$64
$129
$289

PS2:

$64
$129
$289


Harvey Norman:

PS3/360:

$89
$169
$299

Wii:

$79
$159
$299

PS2:

$69
$149
$299


JB Hi-Fi:

PS3/360:

n/a
n/a
$288

Wii:

n/a
n/a
$268

PS2:

n/a
n/a
$248


Kmart:

PS3/360:

n/a
$139
$269

Wii:

n/a
$139
$259

PS2:

n/a
$124
$249


Myer:

PS3/360:

n/a
n/a
$309

Wii:

n/a
n/a
$299

PS2:

n/a
n/a
$299


Target:

PS3/360:

n/a
$139.95
n/a

Wii:

n/a
$139.95
$279.95

PS2:

n/a
$129.95
$259.95

Wow – Sight and Sound

PS3/360:

$89.95
$149
$298

Wii:

$79.95
$139
$288

PS2:

$69.95
$129
$249



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If you have anything to add to this list please leave a comment in our forums or email joseph.rositano@palgn.com.au . Prices were correct at time of publishing but are subject to change.

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38 Comments
5 years ago
EB is price matching for tonight's midnight launch

I am buying just the game for $64

Have picked up the Rock band instrument kit with Game from EB (matched Big W) for $217

Therefore for Rock Band + GH WT + Instruments, I am just pating $281!! -

That is the best deal that I could find...
5 years ago
do all EB's have a midnight launch?
5 years ago
I thought Big W had the cheapest complete bundle.

From their website, the complete bundle for $258.
5 years ago
how do you price match with eb games?
5 years ago
@ stomp brother

i thought you needed to pre-order to get access to that price?

and how do we price match DSE? their website didnt give a price, and apparently, there isnt a current catalogue available online.
5 years ago
Heading off to Big W tomorrow...
5 years ago
@Zhou

Oh is it? Dang. Didn't specifically say it was the pre-order price so I wouldn't be too surprised if its actually that price when it launches. I'll check it out.
5 years ago
Will be price matching whichever store still has stock when I pick up my pre-order at 9am.

They're all cheaper than EB.
5 years ago
NaTe wrote
Will be price matching whichever store still has stock when I pick up my pre-order at 9am.
They're all cheaper than EB.
Yea, but if you ask EB they WILL price match. NO ONE has better after sale offers then EB.
5 years ago
I totally agree with Slipvayne
I am an EB shopper and always trade with them as they match any deal.
It pays to be a customer there...
5 years ago
Nat999 wrote
how do you price match with eb games?
What I normally do is I show them a copy of the catalogue and they'll price match right away. They might contest against the sale period though, in which case just get the staff to ring whatever store you want to price match. There is a policy however, they won't price match stores that are more than 20mins away.

Quote
I thought Big W had the cheapest complete bundle.
As far as I know, that only applied to pre-orders. Their current catalogue puts the prices as $20 more. icon_sad.gif You'll notice in the window title that it says pre-order, and in text next to the prices it says pre-orders are closed.

Quote
how do we price match DSE? their website didn't give a price, and apparently, there isn't a current catalogue available online.
Their new catalogue should be available on the official site tomorrow. The catalogue only contains Complete bundles though (hence why the others are listed n/a in the round-up).
5 years ago
^

Thats awesome, the EB I pre-ordered from has a DSE LITERALLY next door icon_wink.gif $278 for GH:WT? Yes PLEASE icon_biggrin.gif

Is there a specific price for the catalogue to go live?
5 years ago
I'm disappointed that JB aren't stocking the standalone game - what's the deal with that? Surely they're not going to get much stock of the bundle, and you'd think there'd be enough interest from GH3 players and new (and old!) Rockband players to stock the standalone?

Bah, no Game's around - guess I'll just order online when I can be botherd.
5 years ago
So should I buy Rock bad (big w catalogue ending tomrrow) with a "weak" bass drum pedal or Guitar hero (Thursday) with its "broken" yellow drum pad?

I think I'll just wait till rock band 2.......
5 years ago
Slipvayne21 wrote
NaTe wrote
Will be price matching whichever store still has stock when I pick up my pre-order at 9am.
They're all cheaper than EB.
Yea, but if you ask EB they WILL price match. NO ONE has better after sale offers then EB.
yeah but sometimes they can be the biggest bunch of douches around, even IF you have a catalogue. LBP release day, I had a JB catalogue and they STILL called TWO different JB's to make sure they

1) had stock
2) were selling for said price ( like i could be bothered to photoshop and print out an authentic catalogue? icon_rolleyes.gif )

*edit* the guys are douches, the goth chick who works there is awesome and the asian one in the Brisbane City too.
5 years ago
Why are the complete band prices for Target n/a? I've got a Band Bundle preordered for the 360 for $280. I better not get screwed over, or someone will pay.
5 years ago
I'm so torn... I want the game (well, the drums) so bad. But I don't want to spend the money... damn November and all its games!
5 years ago
n/a means that no price was available at the time of write up. It doesn't mean they aren't selling it. I can only go by advertised prices, I can't make any assumptions unless I have a source. Presumably, if retailers aren't advertising a special price, then that means it will be full price in store.

Also, I’ve used n/a as a means to keep a consistent format. I didn’t like putting standalone, Guitar bundle and Complete bundle next to the prices as it looked messy, especially when I had to do it across all consoles. I apologise for any confusion this may have caused and in future I’ll add notes saying n/a means no price available at time of write up.

As for the Target bundle price, as far as I know that price was limited to pre-orders only, and is not in their current catalogue.

Zhou wrote
^
Is there a specific price for the catalogue to go live?
If you mean time instead of price, then there's no specific time when the catalogue will go live. Since Dick Smith is right next door to your local EB though, you should be able to just walk in and grab a catalogue from them directly.
5 years ago
Original posting removed due to disrespect to other forum members.

You got your message across.
5 years ago
Angry? Sorry, I misinterpreted the bargains list N/A markings to mean that they weren't being sold - which was, in retrospect, a pretty silly mistake. Joseph cleared that up nicely above, but thanks for the hostility when a simple point to the previous post would have sufficed... icon_y1.gif
5 years ago
Angry? Sorry if I came across as angry, I didn't mean it like that. I've just got a big work load to get through this week and I'm probably showing signs of stress.
5 years ago
Just to make sure we're on the same page here, because I've been thoroughly making a mess of any and all attempts at communication and comprehension today, I was replying to ZNMS - I only say this because I'm not sure if you are too, or if you're replying to me icon_confused.gif

Gah. Time for sleep I think, before any more confusion occurs in my noggin.
5 years ago
Oh, I was replying to you Karai. Nevermind then, I understand now. It's been one of those days for me as well. We're still good. icon_wink.gif
5 years ago
picked up GH WT last night - went to sleep @ 4.30 after rocking all night ... up now @ 6 am and have to go to office icon_sad.gif
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